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. this was in the boston public library. i was moderating a panel. he was on it. let's take a look at mr. david herbert donald. >> tell us about your feelings about biography. >> i guess i do biography because i am frustrated novelist and i do not have very much in the wake of originality. i cannot create plots and cannot create new characters. on the other hand, i like to think that i can take a historical character and try to bring him or her to life. it is in essence a kind of attempt at history -- it does not always succeed. >> what did you learn from each other? >> i find that very interesting. i will tell you a little story -- when i started with theodore roosevelt, i showed him the first chapter, maybe two or three chapters, a while back. he liked it, but said, you have not brought him to life. i said, what do you mean? he said, you have to tell stories. and he did not use the word novelistic, but i went back and did a lot of rewriting on at theodore roosevelt to bring this boisterous, larger-than-life character best -- back to live in a book called "lion in the white house." i started with trum
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